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Freda Brown, 83, of New Port Richey is seen riding the new section of the Pinellas Duke Energy Trail north segment Friday in Clearwater.

Photos: New section of the Pinellas Trail opens in Clearwater

The 6.7-mile section of the trail winds its way through the Countryside area from Enterprise Road through to John Chesnut Sr. Park in Palm Harbor.
Freda Brown, 83, of New Port Richey is seen riding the new section of the Pinellas Duke Energy Trail north segment Friday in Clearwater. [ CHRIS URSO | Times ]
The 6.7-mile section of the trail winds its way through the Countryside area from Enterprise Road through to John Chesnut Sr. Park in Palm Harbor.
Published Aug. 5|Updated Aug. 7

Local dignitaries and residents were on hand Friday as the brand new section of the Pinellas Duke Energy Trail was opened. The trail is complete except for some minor details and a pedestrian bridge over the Lake Tarpon Outfall Canal. Bridge construction is expected to begin next spring and conclude in summer 2024.

Fred Marquis, 83, front left, along with his wife Elena Marquis, 74, right, are seen during a ceremony marking the new Pinellas Duke Energy Trail north segment Friday in Clearwater.
Fred Marquis, 83, front left, along with his wife Elena Marquis, 74, right, are seen during a ceremony marking the new Pinellas Duke Energy Trail north segment Friday in Clearwater. [ CHRIS URSO | Times ]
Dignitaries cut a ribbon marking the opening of the Pinellas Duke Energy Trail north segment Friday in Clearwater.
Dignitaries cut a ribbon marking the opening of the Pinellas Duke Energy Trail north segment Friday in Clearwater. [ CHRIS URSO | Times ]
The new section of the Pinellas Duke Energy Trail north segment is seen Friday in Clearwater.
The new section of the Pinellas Duke Energy Trail north segment is seen Friday in Clearwater. [ CHRIS URSO | Times ]
The shadow of a cyclist is seen as they make their way down a newly opened stretch of the Pinellas Duke Energy Trail north segment Friday in Clearwater.
The shadow of a cyclist is seen as they make their way down a newly opened stretch of the Pinellas Duke Energy Trail north segment Friday in Clearwater. [ CHRIS URSO | Times ]
Clearwater Mayor Frank Hibbard speaks during a ceremony marking the new Pinellas Duke Energy Trail north segment Friday in Clearwater.
Clearwater Mayor Frank Hibbard speaks during a ceremony marking the new Pinellas Duke Energy Trail north segment Friday in Clearwater. [ CHRIS URSO | Times ]
An unidentified cyclist is seen as they make their way down a newly opened stretch of the Pinellas Duke Energy Trail north segment Friday in Clearwater.
An unidentified cyclist is seen as they make their way down a newly opened stretch of the Pinellas Duke Energy Trail north segment Friday in Clearwater. [ CHRIS URSO | Times ]
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